"I enjoy this book very much and frankly recommend it...The comprehensible manner of the explanation and though-provoking, interesting examples of the applications of the Fractals and Chaos in Geology and Geophysics offer not only the knowledge but also the intuitive understanding of the field." Zofia Mortimer, Pure Applied Geophysics
"...a splendid job of presenting current streams of thought on the characterization of complexity in nature..." James R. Rice, PAGEOPH
"...this is an excellent book and can be used as an advanced undergraduate and/or graduate level textbook. This is also an excellent reference for established geologists and geophysicists who wnat to learn about fractals and chaos." Wooil M. Moon, The Leading Edge
"In a grealty expanded second edition, this very well presented book relates fractals and chaos to a variety of geological and geophysical applications...." Radyadour Kh. Zeytounian, Mathematical Reviews
The fundamental concepts of fractal geometry and chaotic dynamics, along with the related concepts of multifractals, self-similar time series, wavelets, and self-organized criticality, are introduced in this book, for a broad range of readers interested in complex natural phenomena. Now in a greatly expanded, second edition, this book relates fractals and chaos to a variety of geological and geophysical applications. All concepts are introduced at the lowest possible level of mathematics consistent with their understanding, so that the reader requires only a background in basic physics and mathematics.